It seems that e-gold decided to go to the end in its aim to become fully legal, and do it as soon as possible. So, today it became known that e-gold has registered with FinCEN as a money transmitting business, and is working with various U.S. state authorities to obtain licensing as a money transmitting business where required.
From the blog of e-gold:
Licensing requirements vary from state to state and country by country. As e-gold completes this process, it is possible that Users residing in some jurisdictions may experience service disruption. We ask for your patience, and assure you we are working diligently to complete this sometimes complex process of licensing as soon as possible.
Another major focus of our efforts is a robust Customer Identification Program (CIP).
As a step towards improved customer identification, e-gold is requiring all Users to update their Point of Contact Information to a consistent format, in addition to providing their Date-of-Birth and Personal Tax Identification number. This improved quality of identifying information is being obtained in preparation for the next-stage CIP, which will include the collection of electronic images of documents to verify identity and residential address. This enhanced capability, supporting both documentary and non-documentary mechanisms of identity verification, will be implemented in the very near future.
e-gold Ltd. remains highly committed to offering a cost effective Internet payment system affording instantaneous settlement, free of chargeback risk, to customers around the world. We continue to be confident that a regulated e-gold rebuilt to a more systematic specification will be less hospitable to criminals, and more attractive to mainstream business use without being less accessible to those disregarded by legacy payment systems.http://e-commerce-journal